I really dislike the term transsexual, to be honest, because it carries a lot of negative connotations. (tranny, ladyboy, etc.)
However, I believe transgender is a perfectly legitimate term. My psychological gender (feeling that I am female) does not match my biological gender. I am not cisgendered. I definitely always felt that I was more female than male, and anything about "being a man" annoyed me.
I honestly just felt that being a man sucked. I was never comfortable with it, and always had this strong desire to be a girl. Now that I'm trying to live that dream, I feel a lot better, and it's like a wool's been pulled over my eyes, but I'm still very alone. I can understand it, since I have to give my friends time, but it still sucks very much.
I just want to have a connection with somebody - anybody, that would understand me and love me for who I am. Thats all I want. A connection with someone.