Yes you are. But big step is that you recognize it!
First, welcome to the forum. Great people here with great advice.
Second, buckets are notorious for leaking around the lid seal. You can take a flashlight and shine it through the back of the bucket and check if you can see a Krausen ring. As the yeast ferments it will create a puffy pillowy head that will leave a ring on your fermenter (krausen). If you can’t see pop the top and check it out. It will be fine for the amount of time you need to look.