Author: jacquelineannemarielarkin

The Imperfect Time Is Now

Our most insightful moments often arise during challenging periods, when things do not go according to plan, and we need to be our most resourceful and inventive selves—situations which lend credence to the tenet of tough times fueling our inner innovator. This isn’t to say that all pursuits need rise from the ashes of adversity (though it certainly does feed into the stereotype of the angst-ridden artist, doesn’t it?), but rather is meant to drive home the point that every moment possesses a measure of the inopportune. So, why not embrace the notion of it being the imperfect time by pursuing an aspiration or two in the enticingly flawed present?


Sisterly love. Since time immemorial, it has been the ultimate usurper of self-interest and ego. That bothersome, burdensome, stubbornly unyielding familial glue that binds us to our female siblings with the tenacity of Super Glue, but with ten times the messy residue.

An Introduction

Hi there and welcome to Undertone(s), a humble little writing niche I am carving out in the big, wide webosphere. My name is Jackie. I live in Calgary, Alberta but grew up on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I read voraciously, write obsessively, and explore the great outdoors frequently. I also possess an impressive, if not slightly off-putting, ability to out eat most folks at the dinner table. I love dogs to a fanatical degree and like to surround myself with creative and quality people, who I am fortunate enough to call my friends. This will be a forum for airing confessions, fostering creativity, sharing experiences, and indulging in humor. Overall, my hope is that it will be a gathering place for positivity and some entertaining reads. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy!