Sometimes we don’t think we “have the time” to embark on anything new. No time for exercise, no time for writing, no time to start a new hobby (or pick an old one back up). The idea seems dreamy but you’re convinced your schedule is simply too packed to add anything else. Sara Beth certainly thought this same thing when considering whether or not she should join her husband in training for a triathlon. She had plenty of good reasons not to: homeschooling five kids, bouncing back and forth between city life and mountain life, the dangerous levels of pollution that tend to happen in China, the fact that she didn’t have an athletic bone in her body. Sara Beth was convinced there was no time to start anything new, until she looked at her schedule and realized she could be making better use of the time. Not only has this new adventure (in her case, training for a triathlon) helped her overall well-being as an expat living in Western China, it’s changed her whole family for the better too. 


If you’re in need of an online resource to meet your cooking needs, look no further than Sara Beth’s blog: Market to Meal. A good starting point would be her recipe index, where she has sorted everything into various categories. There’s even a category for feeding a lot of people!

Sara Beth has also written here on Taking Route a few times:

6 Tips for Shopping at a Local Market

Sweet and Tangy Homemade BBQ Sauce (perfect for celebrating the 4th of July while abroad!)

Over-sized Turkey Troubles and a New Thanksgiving Tradition (with a free printable!)

Sara Beth shared about a day in her life for our series This Global Life. Go check it out if you want to get to know her a little more. 

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