Hello, If there is such a thread, then please guide me to it. I am seriously debating applying, or starting to get ready for applying to graduate school in physics. I am not very happy with my current career field and after doing much soul-searching, I believe this is what I want. I know that this will be a long and arduous road. I am also fully aware that there obstacles that the traditional student might not have. I would appreciate hearing from people that went that road and would love to hear about their experiences.