That is so cool that you’re seeing your own evolution!
I only became a paid writer less than 2 years ago, so for me writing was never part of my definition of success at all until recently. I actually just wrote because I felt I had to.
Songs, poems, stories, blogging, etc. I wrote because I loved it and had ideas. Of course now that I write so much, my personal writing tends to fall more to the wayside, which can be frustrating. It’s all about balance, I guess, but I’m not quite balanced yet, ha.
I think it’s great you have a cluster of things by which to define success — it lets you have various goals and plans.