I am a 28 year-old postdoctoral scholar at a major research university on the West Coast. Two years ago I finished my Ph.D. in physics at another major research university on the East Coast and now I am considering getting a second Ph.D. in history. I have regretfully concluded after much thinking that I do not want either to teach science or to continue doing research in science (be it physics, which is what my PhD is in, or any other science, for that matter). So I have been considering going back to graduate school to be a historian, which has always been one of my greatest passions. I feel that I would be much, much happier in the humanities than in the sciences. I do not like the lifestyle of a scientist anymore, especially the tedium of working on taxing problems for hours without end, applying for grants, writing scientific papers, thinking about science all the time, etc. This change in my perception of what I want from life has come about quite gradually throughout the past 6-7 years. When I started on my PhD I was very motivated, whereas now I am almost entirely unmotivated to continue on a scientific career path. And I am not interested in working in industry either as I do not feel that I belong there. Without going into complex details, I definitely feel that I made a big mistake long ago by going into science. Maybe this is not even the right board for this. I would like to know if anyone could offer any advice regarding my situation. I got the idea from other boards that PhD holders are generally discouraged by admission committees to pursue a second PhD. I probably wouldn't mind being a historian of science, but I cannot find any opportunities for such a thing anywhere given my background.