One of my favorite perks about having my own apartment now is that I don't have to share my kitchen with anyone. Having roommates in the past, I always felt like I was cleaning up after other people's mess and that I was the only one who cared about a clean kitchen. But now, I'm completely in control of my mess and my mess alone. I'm not really a neat freak, but I really do hate walking into the kitchen to use a certain pot only to find that somebody has left it dirty on the stove.
But now that I have my own kitchen, I have more of a desire to cook more frequently. I have a really great breakfast smoothie that I like to make in the mornings, and just today I made really yummy sloppy joes for lunch. I'm excited for all future cooking in my kitchen.