What to do after I finish editing my Template?

So I just finished spending hours on editing a Template with the Elements Plugin, The Template I’m working on is a Homepage, but when I attempted to publish it, I couldn’t find the Pags in my Pages directory. I can save it as a Template, but it only saves it as a Section, not a Page.If I save it as a Template and import it as a Template into Elementor, the whole layout off and there’s no recourse to style it.

How do you take a finished template and use it as a Page in Wordpress? I’d like to make it as my Homepage, but it’s stuck as a “Section” category.