Keeping up is easier than catching up.
Early in my college career, I tried to do too much and ended up getting behind in several areas. I was at a private university that specialized in engineering, but I was studying English. I wanted to live in private housing and drive a car, but I had to work two jobs to pay the bills. Even with those jobs, I got behind on bills, and because of the jobs, I got behind in class.
After two years of higher education, I realized that I was in over my head. The best choice at the time was to take a break, get caught up financially, and try again.