Hey there! I’m Petra Jasmiina, a writer of songs, stories, poetry, and an all-around lover of words and language. I’m originally from Finland, now living and making music in New York City, and I’m happy to welcome you to my brand new collection of writings, Notes.
If you’ve ended up on this page intentionally, you probably know me from my music or my old diary blog “Hello, lover!”. Thank you for following me to a brand new platform! And if you’ve just wandered here by accident, welcome — you’ve just become a little part of my story. I hope you stick around to see where it takes us.
I have been writing ever since I can remember. Songs, poems, essays, stories, full-on books — my life has always happened as much on paper as it has off it. For years now I have been trying to find a way for my creative writing to exist alongside my music. I’ve tried other writing sites and forcing my thoughts to fit into the captions on Instagram — but none of it has truly given writing, one of my favourite things to do, the space it deserves. So here we are! Notes is a collection of many things, and exactly what it stands for. I plan to fill these pages with random thoughts and wonderings, blog entries, song lyrics, poems and stories — all the things I would normally write in an actual, physical notebook (I must own 100 by now) or the overflowing notes folder on my phone. By assembling these writings here I hope to not only give you more insight into my creativity, songwriting, and life, but hopefully also offer you new ideas, new points of view, or artistic inspirations.
I’m excited to see where these Notes take us. Thank you for being here. Let’s begin.
PS. If you’d like to get some more personal writings from me, join my email list right here on petrajasmiina.com.