After I ended my relationship, I joked about “being in a coma for a few year”, and told them that I finally woke up. That is exactly what it was like. They say that when you are in a coma you are still aware of what is happening around you. That is why family member will often talk or read to patients. I was reading, praying, researching, experiencing, practicing, communicating, learning, asking, observing listening my entire life. Even in my “coma” I was still living and learning.