I am new here.
Its intimidating looking at some of the amazing posts of castles, asylums, factories, theaters and other simply mind-boggling buildings people have explored. I like this community and seeing some of this stuff and the advice given has been an inspiration to me. I will defiantly be seeing out some "big game" in the future.
It can also be disheartening for us newbs to see these pictures and experiences that the veterans of UER have had. At least it has been for me, and I don't know if I am alone in this feeling.
You can tell from reading some posts that the wisdom and judgement of people doing this for literally a decade can not be shared through posts on a message board. It needs to be done on the ground, in real life through personal experience.
It got me thinking about the "highlight real effect"
"If given a platform, people will almost always opt to represent themselves, their lives, and their experiences in the best light possible — a “highlight reel,” so to speak. When we compare this carefully curated “highlight reel” to our “behind the scenes” — our myriad disappointments, failures, monotonies — it can leave us feeling inadequate, depressed.
Deep down, we know that the curator, the person whose “highlight reel” we’re exposed to, has experienced hardship, disappointment, and boredom. However, it’s sometimes difficult to remember that when they’re regaling you with a story of some once-in-a-lifetime experience."
I decided to get off my ass today and do something small. Something that would not make for a dramatic post here. Something that would take just a couple hours. Just to get out and do the thing I enjoy, explore.
This is close to Raleigh NC, I am looking for a way into some tunnels. I like tunnels, its a thing for me. Funny story and what made this fun. This is on a campus and I guess they have campus security. As I was working my way up the creak you go under a couple wooden bridges 20' up, you can see through the wooden planks. Well I get to one and look up and I can see campus security right above me, he is smoking a cigarette. I swear he looks down, right at me, I am just frozen, like if I don't move he cant see me.
He just looks up again and keeps smoking, I carefully maneuver under the bridge and wait him out, super long 10 min. Off he goes and I am free to continue.
Super glad I got out and did this,
Video of the tunnel, I like tunnels. https://youtu.be/z_gKghsNwSY