Often I don’t have as much empathy as I should when teaching someone.

“Just click here.”

“We went over that yesterday.”

Audible sigh.

But now, I’m learning Pickleball and everything about it seems unnecessarily complicated to me.

I’m sure later on, when I’ve got the hang of it, the elaborate regulations about where to stand, how to score, and when the ball has to bounce will make more sense.

But right now, I keep breaking the rules. Even after being corrected by the coach. A dozen times.

I simply have no muscle memory at all.

I come home exhausted, feeling overly supervised and micromanaged.

I’m doing my best to remember these feelings when I’m the instructor.