This is an excellent essay.
Finding your way is one of the hardest aspects of human life, to read how you are not only accomplishing this endeavour, but also helping others find theirs is inspirational.
This piece is incredibly well written, I do have two small suggestions though.
You wrote "both is these", where I think you meant "both of these".
I would also suggest changing the line "call myself published author", to "Call myself a published author".
Other than those two little niggles, your essay is flawless.
I have worn a great many hats and worked a great many jobs in my life, everything from a cameraman to a fish-monger, a landscaper to a dressmaker, and while I don't regret any of it, I have only recently noticed that the only time that I was ever happy was after I had come home for the night to cathartically write pages upon pages of nonsense.
Even though I am still a little lost unveiling this newfound clarity, I extend a big thank you for sharing a portion of your writing journey.
I wish you well on your future projects and look forward to checking out your merchandise and reading what you have published on Amazon(both now and in the future).
Sincerely, your fan and friend-o,