When I first began constructing this analysis, I was unsure of what kind of lessons I was going to learn about myself. I felt like over course of this term, I had already learned several new things about myself, what kind of things I value, and what I expect from whichever organization I end up working for in the future. I had all this new information about myself and my preferences, pieces of myself if you will, but no true guide to show me where they all belong. The found the process of identifying what I really need most to feel at home in any particular organization to be a bit difficult for me. There are many things that I value and want from my future employer, but most of the time you must sacrifice one value for another, so it was important to narrow down which values I place the most weight in. The time that I spent working on this analysis helped me uncover just that. Developing my ten themes helped me identify trends about myself and ultimately lead to the identification of my core purpose. I am someone who wants to be a strong provider for my future family, and I think that you will notice that trend within my ten themes. Each one of my themes seemed to have its own role in setting myself up for success in my role as a provider for my family.
I stated in the introduction of my thematic analysis that my primary purpose is to discover the essence of me. To understand the essence of me, I must uncover the answers to the three questions that we were asked in the beginning of this course. Those questions were, what brings me joy, what I am good at, and what the world needs me to do. Throughout the creation of these themes, I analyzed many different sources of data that were all directly related to me. Because of that, I believe I have been able to answer the three questions that I desired and reveal the essence of me. These ten themes are essentially the essence of me. They are what create my motivation, impact my happiness, and lead me down new paths and this analysis has helped me discover that.