Sounds like you’re up to something very interesting.
I’m familiar with the hero’s journey as it’s used quite a bit in advertisement… as the saying goes “Facts tell but stories sell”.
If you’re looking for a good understanding of frameworks behind storytelling there’s a “landmark-ish” book that is pretty much regarded by some to encompass the “science” of storytelling… It details a bunch of frameworks and models to get you thinking… It’s probably a good starting point for what you’re describing. It’s called “save the cat goes to the movies”.
One more thing: If you’re looking to develop your skill of story writing you should absolutely check out the awesomeness of Mr. Pudewa at https://iew.com/ . My children took his course and came through it with amazing improvements… He’s got a good program… Mr Pudewa’s courses actually teach how to write. And the results, for my kids, were exciting!
Here’s a bit of an introduction to save the cat goes to the movies:
There are a several life-correlatives to the idea of the hero’s journey.
One of them has to do with success. After all, a story is made up of a “succession” of events where one thing leads to another to form the “story” of what happened. Because of this parallel there are general principals and trends that can be expected in the journey of growth. And in some respects it may not matter whether the story actually happened or whether the myth was written as a metaphor to exhibit some kind of principle (like Aesop’s fables). With this in mind you can follow multi-billionaire Ray Dalio’s little video on principals of success to discover that the increments of growth one can expect along the journey of success are somewhat metaphoric to the hero’s journey. Why? Because it’s a general pattern of how character and growth is not gained without pain and struggle. (see James chapter 1 for biblical confirmation of this). There are other principals that follow the same trend. A study of theory-U also follows along the same lines.
Don’t know if that helps any. But those are my first thoughts.