Date: October 23, 2020 08:22 pm Title: Chapter 1
I love that Pam knows that she is worthy and is willing to make decisions for herself. She could finally let her hair down. And Jim is just so sweet. Big haircut for both of them which indicates new beginnings. I love that! This chapter is just beyond spectacular. You should totally write more!
Date: October 23, 2020 05:36 pm Title: Chapter 1
Welcome to the land of writing from the forest of lurking! Seriously this is great for your first story. Wonderful introspection on Pam's part. How she has a little bit of nervousness about the change in her look. She's still adjusting to the changes in her life so that really seems to fit. However I really like that she's doing this for her. How she's learned over the past year that it's up to her to save herself and if anyone wants to be with her for the ride they'll accept that about her.
Jim is willing to accept that and is so great about it all. It's wonderful to see them really building up their new BF/GF relationship with so much love and support.
Like I said great first start. Looking forward to reading anything else your willing to share.
Date: October 23, 2020 10:50 am Title: Chapter 1
Ahhh this is so adorable! I loved how the title was actually about Pam because I totally thought it was going to be a Jim story when I first saw it. Jim’s thought process when trying to pick the right adjective was swoon worthy and just all sorts of adorable. Loved every word.
Date: October 23, 2020 10:47 am Title: Chapter 1
I so enjoyed this. It’s kind of the twist on the haircut or other stylistic change ones goes through after a breakup but this is a much more rewarding reason to Make a change. To symbolize the onset of something so right and so different than what she lived through before.
I really like the way you touched on her needing to pass things by Roy first and how she finally felt she could make decisions without checking in first. That’s what a healthy relationship brings. But also that she was excited to show Jim. But also the small fear that maybe he might not notice (a shadow of what it was like with Roy).
The little mentions of how she kept it the same because of reactions in the office when she did let it down were not unnoticed here. This really shows how she’d gained in confidence both herself and through her new coupling with Jim.
So glad you decided to finally share here. I get the trepidation. It took me a long time to post too but now I can’t stop. Hope to see more from you, too.
Date: October 23, 2020 10:37 am Title: Chapter 1
Congrats on making the leap from lurker to poster! As someone who took about nine years to do the same, I know that's a pretty intimidating step.
I liked this a lot. I think you did a really good job capturing the vibe of that summer for Pam as an individual as well as part of a newly together Jim-and-Pam - the lightness and freedom and independence she feels, and the true safety she has in her relationship with Jim. With him, she's safe enough that she *can* take risks and step outside her comfort zone if she wants to. And you've identified a really interesting contrast and parallel between Pam's changes to her hair in S4 and Jim's changes to his in S3, their hair as a metaphor for how in control they feel of their own lives.
THank you for sharing this with us!