Well, here are thoughts from another "country". I used to have a bob. Then I got divorced. Most women cut their hair when they get divorced: I started to grow mine. I was the best thing I ever did for myself. I think my long curls take years off my appearance; I look at other women my age with short hair and I think they look matronly. If you must cut it, keep it longish. I am certain my hair is way shorter than yours, Jas, and probably it wont grow as long as yours anyway. Its true you can always grow it again but look how long it takes! cut of some length if you must and see how you feel. Dont do drastic.