anybody here in grad school or was before? how did you survive?! i'm burning out. i've lost all motivation. boss/mentor is cracking the whip, and the more pressure he gives, the less i work. i feel dumber everyday, it's always two steps forward and one step back. i've been in school for 5+ years now (2 years med school, 3 years research) have NO idea when i'll get my PhD, and i still have 2 years of med school after that to finish. what i dream about every day is quitting and just finding some 9-to-5 job somewhere. or marrying rich and becoming a housewife . but i can't say that to anyone, because everyone who's here is super motivated and LOVES what they do (or at least they all seem like it). so besides tPF, i'm constantly surfing hotjobs, monster, career counseling, ANYTHING other than what i'm doing. any advice? how did everyone else cope? when do you know when to give up and head out?