Got my Awakening Skill but cant slot it?

So I got the Meteor Skill but I dont have that V Slot that everyone seems to be talking about to slot that skill? I was supposed to get an item that gives you the Awakening Skill Slot but I dont have anything like that

People are telling me Im screwed because I didnt get the Awakening Item. Do I seriously need to start over because the game bugged out?

as far as I can tell the item isn’t destroyable or tradable, did you accidently put in storage? I think for Paladin the icon is a book, not sure for other classes.

You can also buy awakening shards from Changhun Island for like 250 silver.