I like to make words out of my name or replace words with my name. Jyll-words. Jyll-names. Jyllisms? Here are a few examples: Jyllicious (delicious). Jyllectrify (electrify). Peanut Butter and Jylly Sandwich (Jelly sandwich). Supercalifrajyllisticexpialidocious (now you probably have the song in your mind….you are welcome! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious). I could go on all day, but I won’t.
Most brilliant (yes I’m biased) things often happen by accident – without planning, awareness or even without thought, which is how this story starts.
In 1999, MSN came out with Instant Messenger. It was a fun way to chat online with friends who had MSN or Hotmail email accounts. I’ve never been a big fan of my name so seeing “Jyll says” kind of bothered me. It was B-O-R-I-N-G!
One day I decided to change my name so instead of “Jyll says” I changed Jyll into something else. It showed “Jyllectrify says” instead! I was quite pleased with my creativity!
My friends seemed to enjoy it too as they would participate in the Jyll-name game and give me suggestions: Jylly con Carne (Chilli con Carne), Jyllyfish (Jelly Fish), and Jylly The Kid (Billy The Kid).
When I started my Intuitive Aromatherapy business I was talking to my friend, Warren, about what I should call it. He said, “Jyllicious, of course.” DUH. Kinda can’t believe I didn’t think of that myself!
Sometimes when I read my brain will turn things into a Jyllword. It is completely automatic.
Example: dilapidated to Jyllapidated. Vigilant to vigjyllant. Fragile to frajyll.
I guess I really do see myself in Everything! Bwaa!