Hey, I gave your story a read, very compelling :) . Finding one's true calling is something I always encourage people to do. Mostly because I see how their corporate jobs are draining their souls.
Me and my wife are both the same in this regard. We both put off our creative thinking and abilities way too much.
It's a trick to recuperate the time we both feel was lost...but it's way more worth it than life behind a desk, being micro-managed and gaslighted.
I mean, my wife was the one who encouraged me to delve into the music world. It's a scary one because the competition is fierce. But...I am in control of what I do.