Kitty Mamers comes from Estonia and works for Skype as a product manager. When she was 17, she felt she can’t stay any longer in Tartu, her hometown. “I couldn’t imagine being a grown-up there, it’s just a place of my childhood and where I go back for vocation.” Kitty feels Tartu is now too slow for her and she’d get bored there.
Kitty feels she’s not isolated from her friends from Estonia because a lot of people come to visit in London. She didn’t have any negative reactions from her friends or family. “And everyone knew that there’s always planes flying, so it doesn’t really matter where exactly live in our world,” she recalls.
“I try to learn as much culture of this country as possible,” tells Kitty. That has also helped her to settle in better and she recalls only one evening when she was down about leaving her home country. Kitty misses Estonian nature and summer and have made a rule for herself that she wouldn’t go back to Estonia in months with R in the name. “
Every time I land either in Tallinn or London, I have this nice sense of getting home, both ways, which is pretty amazing,” talks Kitty. She believes she would move eventually back to Estonia.
In the video, Kitty speaks about her feelings about Estonians being called Eastern-Europeans.