Monday, January 15, 2018 - 8:24pm

My flight ticket didn’t show the boarding gate, and “St. Louis” didn’t appear anywhere on the blue departure screens. I was panicking, but I didn’t want anyone to know I was panicking. This was my first solo flight, and I was determined to solve this on my own. So I stood in front of the departure screens until I felt security shooting me weird looks, and then I picked up my bag and started confidently walking in a random direction.