When awakening has happened it’s like a different system is operating. There is no person there in the normal sense of the word.
There may be a personality, just as one tree is different from another. But the personality is no longer driven by an ego.
Aspects of the personality which were energised, no longer are, and hitherto unrealised aspects are now energised by Being itself.
Sometimes there is a seemingly “bland” period of transition and integration. It is only bland from the outside, much is happening inside!
Or, it might be instantaneous! Who can say what conditions have occurred prior to awakening?
Of course words like prior actually have no meaning. But to the person in Maya they do, as everything is experienced through the filter of time. So we can speak in both ways, from either the personal or absolute perspective.