Yes, you are missing something.
In the U.S. (other countries are likely similar), you can't get a trademark unless you are actually using the trademark in commerce. You as an individual can't get a trademark if you are not using the mark.
I suppose you could use the trademark as an individual and also have the company use the same mark, but that seems likely to create a host of problems. People would have trouble distinguishing the two of you and maybe (speculating) that might lead to piercing the corporate veil.
If you got a trademark and are not using it, then you may not have read the fine print of the trademark application. That could be a problem as it would be a false statement to the trademark office.
If you got a trademark and are using it, then transferring the mark from yourself to the company, might be a taxable event as the mark would have some value. Maybe someone else here can elaborate on that.