I am so jealous. I've measured my hair and it grows a mere 3 inches per year. And it's so thin that I can pull my whole head worth into a ponytail in one of those tiny rubberbands from dental braces.
I'm thrilled that you donated to Locks of Love! Hooray!
I echo what Kanga and Silky said -- your new cut rocks because it looks so healthy. Enjoy the freedom of it.
I'm the same way. I have fine, thin hair and can easily use those teeny elastics to put it up. I cut all of mine off 10 years ago and have been playing with it ever since. I'm working on growing it back now.
I love that you cut your hair for LoL! You have absolutely STUNNING hair. So thick and shiny and no splits that I can see!
What's your plan now-you going to grow it back again, or keep it short? It's a big change to have that much hair gone!