by Helvine Achieng
March 26, 2021
Online sensation and former radio host Chebet Rono has come out to deny claims that she is depressed. This comes roughly a week after she posted a picture of a cartoon character bound by shackles on the leg with the caption, “Depressed.”
Opening up on her YouTube channel, Rono stated that she was perfectly fine. However, she was irked that some of her fans believed she was depressed just because she decided to choose herself over everyone else.
“First of all, I think we need to understand what depression is, and I feel it really sucks if you are just being you or just experiencing whatever phase you are going through in life and people are constantly telling you, ‘you are not okay, I can tell you are not doing okay.’ Sis, you don’t even know me.
“No, I’m not depressed. I just got to a point in my life I chose myself, and I began to make decisions for myself because, in the past, I was used to depending on people. Constantly checking with them if what I was doing was okay, and I realized I should have been asking myself. In any situation, I am not depressed, let it be known that I am not depressed, I am very fine,” she said.
Speaking on career elevation, Rono revealed that she resolved to waive her education and concentrate on building her brand because of how fast her craft was picking.
“Okay so my career began in 2018, and I remember I was among the very first like content creators, to begin with, so that was cool. In 2019, other than doing Instagram and YouTube, I got a job at NRG Radio, and I was so happy. I even left school. I remember I was at Brookhouse doing a course that would have sent me abroad, but I realized I didn’t like the science and mathematics thing I was doing, so I left school and went to radio,” she said.
Asked on why she left radio, this is what she stated.
“I wanted to explore life beyond employment. I know it doesn’t make any sense to you, but as for me, I wanted to know what it felt like to stand on my own. Well, that didn’t go as I had anticipated. I felt I was doomed, but I wouldn’t go back, I didn’t want to. So then I embarked on a journey of self. I know it sounds crazy, but I did take a break from social media and began a journey of self-realization. Before long, I got a job offer at another radio station, and I took it only to realize I didn’t like it either.
“I was able to leave that, and let me just say that was the best decision I ever made for myself because, oh my goodness, I cannot explain how much self-realization I made. Let me be real with you guys; in that period between 2018 and 2021, I gave a lot of myself to people, and I think that’s what destroyed me mentally. I was giving and giving and giving, and when it came to me taking, people made me feel like it wasn’t my place to take but to give. So I went ahead and chose myself,” stated Rono.