One of the guys at our office is getting his PhD in computational chemistry tomorrow. His experience has been similar to mine, although on a much greater scale, and i feel enormous empathy for what he has gone through. It’s no fun when the only thing stopping you from giving up on your thesis is sheer stubbornness. It’s no fun when you thought you enjoyed a subject, only to discover you actually don’t, that you don’t want to make this your life’s work, and that you never want to see any of your professors again.
Congratulations, Doctor Charles.
And from another Doctor Charles, here’s a guide on how to pretend to be a medical doctor. You know, just in case.