I've broken about a foot off a couple of 10'ers over the years. I made 9'ers out of 'em. It's up to you, my friend, will you want to do the 7'8" thing instead of the 8' thing. I don't know where you fish, but from the size of it, it seems like a jetty rod. You can still use the modified size from a jetty.
Now if ya do the surf thing, IMO now, an 8'er is too small to cast plugs out where they need to go. But that is my opinion.
So, maybe it would be an opportune time to get another.