OklaFarmMama - great animals, but I didn't see any photos showcasing your hair.
Mine is now pretty long, covers my breasts /more than halfway down my back. I'm so happy being able to quickly put it up in a twisty bun when I start to feel sweaty, without even a clip handy, when it's this long, just by long-practiced technique. It's pretty straight, but of course looks more stunning and 'straight fab' when I blow it dry. Layers are great when it's a bit shorter, past the shoulders but not past nipples, but at this length trying to blow dry layers to turn under just doesn't work, they have grown out. Six months ago when it was shorter I had a great long layered cut that looked kinda okay when not blown dry, but phenomenal when I did dry it with a round brush.
I'm just gonna let it grow and get regular trims. Lots of buns when I'm busy and perspiring and need my hair off my neck, otherwise just hanging down long/thick/straight. Not too stylish but works for me. I figure when I'm over 40-45 I will feel like I really need to keep my hair at a more reasonable length and won't have little kids to wrangle and will have peace in the bathroom to blow it and style it, so I can save up any urges for more styled looks for that phase of life, and let the long hair just flop and flow for now while I'm not yet old enough that it looks out of place with my face to have quite long hair.