I think your curls look really cute in the last picture.

I have a suggestion. While you wait for your hair to grow out, why don't you try wearing the TWA around the house? Practice a bit on how you're going to style yourself. Impeccable eyebrows, eye popping make up, big earrings, etc? Play some confidence boosting music and admire your cute short hair.
Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!