I'm the same my hairs about just below my face mediumish length.
I want it to grow faster I used to straighten it all the time but I get my hair highlighted every few months so I stopped straightening it so I wouldn't damage my hair as much. I've gotten used to the curly hair I still don't wear it down curly. I prefer my hair straight I'd love my hair curly when it gets longer. I trim it every 3-4 months too it's just so slow at growing other hair types grow so quickly.