I feel like I’m at a point in my life where I know I need to advance the main quest, but instead I faff about doing side quests because the main quest is intimidating and I don’t feel like I’ve leveled up enough to be able to handle it.
Link faffs around all the time. He doesn’t level, he just finds things to help him on his way. You haven’t found the thing yet, but you eventually will. Keep looking.