I'm a new (First year) PhD student doing some computery stuff (Computer vision and pose estimation for anyone who is interested).
I am interested in the subject, but can't really see the light at the end of the tunnel. The tech industry bores me like no other and the thought of socialising with academics for much longer makes me want to cry.
I don't know whether this kind of depression is usual this early on in a PhD, or whether I'm making a huge mistake commiting to it and should jack it all in and retrain as a lumberjack or some other wholesome trade which might make me happy.
Anyone done a PhD and experienced similar feelings? Anyone been my age (28) and retrained in something completely different (I have £0 so don't really see how retraining is feasbile).
The sun outside makes this even worse I might go out for a ride.