How Carrie Gifford Measures Success

Carrie Gifford at Light Lab

What is the single most important thing that you have learned over the years?

I’ve learned to enjoy the process. I think we live in an era of instant gratification that can be paralyzing to young people trying to carve out a path for themselves. I love the idea that things take time. I often wonder what people are in a hurry to accomplish. Where are you going? What happens when you get there? I feel like it’s all pretty irrelevant unless you can enjoy the process.

What, for you, is an indicator of success? 

For me, success is measured by my ability to hold a space of gratitude for what I have accomplished. 


Read Carrie's full interview in Issue 02.
Photography by Marisa Vitale.