hi everyone, I'm in the first year of my PhD in theoretical physics. I had to make a choice between three institutions/subjects last year, and I am starting to think that I made the completely wrong choice. Basically I was hestitating between two of my offers - one of which was exactly what I thought would be my field of choice and more theoretical, but location-wise not ideal (esp. as I wanted to live with my girlfriend), while the other was broader, a bit more 'unknown territory', but I finally chose it as I thought it wouldn't make that much of a difference subject-wise. Research now is not going bad, we're posting our first paper soon, but somehow I've lost all my passion for what I'm doing. I noticed this when I realised that I don't like talking about my work anymore - usually I love explaining what I'm working on and I've always had pretty precise ideas of what kind of work I enjoy in theoretical physics, but this isn't the case at all anymore. I still think what my supervisor does is interesting, and I like his down-to-earth/interested/varied approach to theophys. But it is not the kind of work that I had hoped to pursue, and now I wish more and more I had taken the other offer last year. I'm almost considering quitting and applying again, but I suppose that would mean I loose 2 years. Or I continue this PhD, hoping it gets better and hope to apply for postdocs that allow me to go more theoretical / more into the stuff I feel I'm interested in and good at. I just don't want to do anything drastic as it wouldn't be great for my relationship with my supervisor. Has anyone been in this kind of situation before? B.