Out of curiosity, what do you plan to do to stay active in the field? Will you become a teacher/volunteer who works with reading ... or will you be a sub?
I've applied for my old job back in Saudi Arabia but if that doesn't work out, I'm looking for a job up north. Could you tell me what the job market is like in your neck of the woods?
And NO ... I do not want to be a 1st grade teacher. (GRIN)
P.S. The site administrator is looking for suggestions about new forums. You may want to ask her about a reading forum. I believe her request for input is listed under "other subject related fields." If it's not there then it'll be in the teachers' lounge.