About Me

About Me
Sandra L Parsons

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).

My Dog, Monty
My Dog, Monty

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