By Grant Logsdon
Hi there, I’m Grant Logsdon. My boss asked me to introduce my new column, “This is How I Roll,” by starting with myself– but wow. Talking about me is a tough assignment. I’m multi-dimensional; I’m a mix of so many things. I’m a son, a brother and a friend. I love Jesus Christ more than anyone or anything. I also love going to the club, hip-hop music and a good shot of bourbon. I’m up for any adventure, almost any prank or anything that’s a good time. I’m not an all or nothing kind of guy. I think outside the box . I don’t want to fit in the box.
I come from a big family with four siblings. Actually, two sets of twins, and me. Yes, I’m the only one without a twin. I once met Dolly Parton when I was about nine years old and she was trying to figure out all these twins. She asked, “Grant, where’s your twin?” I told her I didn’t have one. She said, “Well, I’ll be your twin.”
She’s encouraged me ever since, and I still hear from her sometimes. Everyone needs encouragement.
We didn’t have a lot growing up but we had the most important thing: love. We lived in the country, we didn’t have lots of video games. We played outside in the woods and dabbled in the creek—it was such fun. I used to love to sit on our bridge by the road and drink coffee and watch the neighbor’s horses. Well I did until people kept bringing me back up to the house; I guess they thought I had escaped. Oh country folks. I love ’em!
I graduated from Atherton High School in Louisville, and have finished two years of college. I plan to finish my education with a degree in Communications. I volunteer for several different non-profits and causes that are of interest to me. Education and giving back are especially important to me.
I love to plant seeds exploring different ideas and topics for discussion and brainstorming, and then watching those ideas and philosophies grow. I love to spend my time helping others reach their highest potential. I’m all for justice, fairness and kindness; but I also believe in fighting for what’s right. Like Hank Williams Jr. says in one of his songs, “not everyone likes me but those that do, will fight.” It’s OK if people don’t like me. I have plenty of good friends, and that’s what counts.
I’m independent in mind and spirit. It drives me nuts when other people just settle. Why do you settle? Really, why? Are you afraid? I don’t understand settling. No matter the situation, make the best of it with no limitations. I don’t like limitations.
I want to make the world a better place for each person. Personal happiness is important to me. Only you yourself know if you are happy. I am happy and I wouldn’t change a thing. I have things to work on, like everyone else, but I wouldn’t change anything about my life. I challenge you to not settle and do everything you can each and every day to be happy and make those around you happy.
I hope through this column we can challenge each other in various ways. I look forward to getting to know you, sharing my views with you. I hope you will do the same.