Emerging Path – It’s a blog/website/concept that has been over 10 years in the making. It has evolved slowly over the years, mainly serving as a placeholder for “someday”… Someday when we would have that ever elusive “luxury of time” available to define a focus for it, able to then pour our energies and passions into it. The Facebook page began around 2008. For the past 8 years it has been semi-dormant, a place where we share posts and inspirations from others.

And all the while, time marched on.

Hi, we are Jim and Vanessa and this is our Emerging Path!

During these past 10 years the Emerging Path website has endured directional changes as the priorities and focus of life have changed. We have grown kids and also twins (boy/girl) that are just 2 years older than our Granddaughter. They could not only be more different from each other and also completely different than either of our “30 somethings” were when they were this age.

This is a different time than when the first ones hit middle school in the 90’s. And the years have also had their way with us as well, changing perspectives, priorities, and opinions. And these are often different than many of the younger parents with middle school aged kids.

We want to share some of the best things in our lives, as well as the everyday challenges.