I will be combing out my dreads
In a sense that is how I felt when I combed my first set out after about 8 months. I desperately wanted to see what my straight hair looked like again as well as wanting to feel pretty and attractive with "normal" hair again. The biggest part was because I wanted more control on size and placement... which I did accomplish on my second TnR set.
After I combed them, I instantly realized why I loved my dreads so much. I actually felt more insecure once I combed them out... no volume, hair was flat against my head and my small fly aways were back in my eyes. With my flat hair it made my face look rounder. Needless to say I was so sad and missed my dreadies so very much and it was never a question of "if" I would dread again, but when
But I feel you about needing a change, I'm a Pisces and we change all the time! The only thing that matters is that you are doing it for YOU! Good luck, by the look of your dreads you will have a lot of loose hair coming out, mine were only about 10 inches long and I probably could have made a hat from all the excess hair in them lol.