Bipolar Thoughts

One of the things I am best at, and a lot of bipolars are this way, is keeping up a good appearance when I am feeling bad. Not more than a couple of weeks ago, in the middle of one of my worst depressive stretches in years, when I felt I was acting oddly by leaving the room constantly and not saying much of anything, I was told by a family member that I looked like I was doing really well. I just nodded and said “sure”, what is the sense of getting into it?

I often feel under-appreciated for the hard work I put into appearing ‘normal’.