As editors, we are always grappling with time – looking back, navigating the present, and casting forward to new futures. Our last issue does all of this. In this editorial, we return to the beginning of our term, map where we landed, and chart our aspirations for the journal as we hand the baton to our new editorial colleagues. In our final reflections as an editorial team, we argue the AJPA succeeds in chronicling the contemporary practice of public administration just as much as it returns continually to the perennial questions, challenges, and opportunities of the field. In looking back, we are struck not just by how much has changed, but more by what has not.