Intimacy is often thought of as a term to describe romance. It is still that. However, I'm learning to think of it in a new way. It can mean being close to the dreams we value most. It also can mean being emotionally connected to those we share our lives with. Intimacy can be closeness to who we really are. I don't want to lose touch with myself again so I made a list of what I have learned in my life over the past 26 years.