Welcome – I’m glad you’re here!
I’m Sandra Parsons, owner of A Theory of Change.
I’m a 30-something frugality-obsessed woman living in Newfoundland, Canada with my husband of seven years and our little demon dog. I’m a freelance writer, a program evaluator/researcher, and a (mostly) ex-banker. And I love my life (usually).
The thing is, I didn’t always love my life the way I do now. In fact, it used to be…pretty lacklustre. I’ve always been lucky to have wonderful family and friends in my life, but I was unsatisfied with a lot of the day-to-day things.
I worked long hours in a job I didn’t really like, and would come home stressed and tired, constantly complaining about it. I had some unhealthy habits that I wanted to break, but didn’t know how. There were things I wanted to do (like see the world), that seemed out of reach.
There was always a reason for not pursuing the things I really wanted – not enough time, not enough money, etc., etc. I wanted things to be different, but I didn’t know where to start.
I became fascinated with the idea of change. Can people really change? Could I? What would I have to do if I really wanted to change my life?
Good news: I found the answers to these questions.
Can people really change? Yes.
Could I? Yes!
What would I have to do if I really wanted to change my life? Well, for starters, I would have to behave differently.
I’ve come to believe that small behavioural changes are the key to big life changes. It sounds foolishly simple, but in the past five years, I have transformed my life using this principle.
I’ve switched careers, I’ve kicked a long-term bad habit, and I’ve learned how to maximize the resources available to me so that I can live my life to the fullest. Instead of passively wishing I could travel the world, I do it at every possible opportunity. While my new career hasn’t made me rich (yet), I have learned to work towards financial freedom.
If I can do it, so can you. I hope you’ll find the tips, strategies, and stories I share helpful.
It’s a beautiful day to change your life <3