The motto of PACA is “Live Forward”. This seemingly simple statement is the guiding principle of whatever we do. It means that while the past is a reality, it isn’t the dogmatic overriding force that should be in control of our present. While one can learn from mistakes, it is counter productive to allow the past to usurp current efforts to do good work and produce positive outcomes. Live Forward means not dwelling on the past, even a past that is only minutes old, but continually shedding the old and working toward the new. Live Forward means that we see ourselves in the moment in which we are. Problems are resolved. Successes are assimilated. Our goal at PACA is to keep the drama on the stage, not in our lives.