I could understand where your coming from brother. Some times it's hard to find a fine line between learning something new (PU) and balancing it out with your passions/everyday life. At first it was very difficult with my time management with work and learning pick up. I have the pressure in work to meet my quotas, visit customers, and pursue my ultimate passion (politics). I felt that there was SOO MUCH to learn, yet all the content I'm learning was only to meet and fuck girls...fortunately I was wrong.
As I started reading into the theory and going into field the more I learned that PU is apart of your everyday life. Everyday you have to sell yourself whether its with friends, family, a stranger, colleagues, or clients. I moved 100 miles away from my hometown and didn't know a fucking soul. Now I have just as many friends as I do from my home town. I go to the bar and I see at least a dozen people that I've became friends with. I'm kicking ass at my job, I'm a 24 year old and I'm blowing out my competition. I'm making it fucking rain and A LOT has to do with PU, especially fixing my frame. I'm pursing things that I never thought I was capable of..this summer I plan to become a certified diver, why? Because it's fucking awesome and I can. When I'm 45 years old and married to a high quality lady with beautiful kids I want to be able to look back and say, "Yea, I'm living an awesome life."
And when you start understanding PU, you'll learn that you're never chasing ladies. You're just building up an arsenal of weapons, so when that one chick you used to stare at and say "I wish I could get that.", you actually man the fuck up and become the prize.
So before you make the decision to take a "break" think about it and ask yourself "do I really wanna give up because it's difficult?"
Pick up is not just about dating the girl you thought you never could. It's about living to your fullest potential.