Healing is a process and it has varied impact on its victims. Citizen TV´s popular show host, Willis Raburu has opened up on his healing which might require him to seek writing as his therapy.
In a series of Insta updates, the all-round journalist started off by opening up on his regrets.
I used to take some things for granted like walking with a bounce on your step and having a good day or a good night´s sleep, or having the ability to smile without feeling guilty. These are the pages of my life.
The Citizen TV anchor went ahead to admit that being a creative mind, writing might be his only path to fruitful healing.
I am a creative, so to heal, sometimes I have to write and I have to share because that´s just how I know how to deal with. If I don´t, then I close myself and I can sink into depression and angst can take over.
Giving reference to American media executive, Oprah Winfrey´s words, he recalled how he would question people who resorted to writing when in pain.
You know when Tyler Perry said that he heard Oprah say that ´writing is therapeutic´, I thought, ´how can this be?´ How can putting you feelings down be helpful?
I tell you what though, it is imperative that you find an outlet to deal with your pain. And one day when we are ready, we will share our whole story. I still hurt each day, I still get flashbacks, I still cry, I still grieve and I do so privately but the effect and outlet are sometimes public and I´m not ashamed of it.
With pain and grief in his heart, Willis poses:
Will I ever be the same? Never, but I will be that´s what I´m trying to do. I´m just trying to be. So I´ll keep writing, I´ll keep sharing because we must embrace pain. We must we can wish it away, pray it away, hide it away, shame it away, commonize it, we must go through it.
January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020