Oh, that is so pretty, blu. You look lovely, not just your hair! I think you have MORE hair than me.
But our curl pattern has similarities (your curl is more consistent than mine, but similar). That is pretty close to how I want to grow it out. My sides are way shorter than my back, and I want more "drape" in the front, like you. Hence, I need some g rowing out time. Probably a year or more for the sides.
I think it's worth saving up for a good cut, too.