The Hero’s Journey. The stages in the journey are not prescriptive; they are manifestations of the essence of the journey. They "unfold" from the story rather than being imposed on it. In a real sense, we are our journeys and the stages are the psychological adjustments we go through.
What stage of life is he or she in?
What do you see coming next for this person?
What would cause the person to leave this stage, to "leave home”
What is the person doing when the call comes? Is it an accident, a blunder, something planned, or hoped for? Is it anticipated or dreaded?
Who do you know?