I feel all brand new!  I cut between 4-6 inches off and bleached my hair platinum!  And I'll probably only go shorter from here!  I can't tell you how scared I was to do it and how glad I am that I took the chance! 
I feel liberated, young, fun, fresh and bold!  My sister did an amazing job and spent 4 hours with me Saturday night working on this mane! I decided against going full-blown pixie cut and I'm glad I did.  This cut works much better with my face.
My only regret is that I haven't done this sooner.  SO MUCH LESS maintenance! FINALLY!
Below is a slideshow of the process if you scroll through: