So I don't make the same mistake, I did a little research. This is stuff I should have remembered but didn't take into consideration when I started writing at Helium.
So here is my mini-refresher for me to refer back to next time I want to write something that is not fiction but is personal in nature.
Memoir is a personal tale, with dialog and description like an autobiography.
Essay is written from a personal point of view. A short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author.
Testimony - A Testimony is something that comes straight from your heart, and tells people what you believe in.
Reflection - Reflections lets us analyze our experiences. It is not autobiographical although it is built on a personal experience. This lets us reflect on the event and make connections.
Now that I think I have what I need, well, I am not going back through my articles to see which ones might be incorrect. They can delete them and I will simply update them and reissue. Still, I am very sad about my creative writing score that took a dive.