I am in a sort of catch 22. I need to work to get to school and work is making my grades drop hard. My parents are paying for tuition but we do not have much money. So my problem is I have to work to get to school, thankfully my job is a network tech on campus, and work is eating up time I need for studying. I am not a smart person, it takes me a lot of time to learn something. This said nuclear physics has been my passion since 8th grade. persistence is the only thing I have going for me, (And my parents) but with leaving for school at 6.30am and getting home at 8/9pm Monday to Friday with only an hour here or there to study, do Hw, or if I dare try to have lunch with a friend, my course work is suffering. I feel like it is important not only to do good in school but to have a hobby too, "all work and no play..." but I commonly have to decide between more than 5 hours of sleep and getting the reading/hw done. I'm over schedule, burned out, and not capable giving up on my pasion. I could use any advice right now. I appreciate any help, and that you read my whole speel.