I am in 4 semester of my PhD program. The moment I joined the XYZ University, I was not that much happy with the lab, supervision, system, environment. Then, the pandemic happened. On and off I tried to visit my lab.
During this whole period same thoughts came to my mind to quit and start applying again. But due to some reasons I could not.
Now, I am at the verge of quitting it. But i do not know how to proceed with the reapplying thing. Todays I started to shortlist some universities, open the application system but they ask for support letters, which I can not give my current supervisor email. I do not know how would I justify all this. Is it okay If I did not mention any affiliation (research assistant +PhD) with the current university, and apply solely on masters degree?
I really want to move on as I have almost lost my mental peace. I see zero professional growth. I tried to give many chances of thinking again to my decision, but I think it's becoming over.
Please your suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks