I've been saying that I would miss my current job too much. I would have to scale waaaay back, or even eliminate,
I do not find the main responsibilities and activities of a Library Director appealing. At. All.
It's nice to say I could still do some of the things I love, but I would still have to spend 90-95% of my time doing things I don't love. I have no interest in pretty much everything Directors spend most of their time doing. The best Library Directors are people with passion. It takes a specific passion and specific set of interests to do the job well.
It also takes a specific passion to be a great Teen Librarian, a great Tech Services Librarian, a great Youth Librarian, or whatever. The things that excite me most about my career are so closely aligned with what I am currently doing that I can't see trading in my passion for mostly discontent and a few perks (the schedule is fantastic and the salary bump would be nice). I don't want to be ho-hum about my daily work; I want to be passionate about it.
I am open to continuing to learn and grow. I can't say that I won't become more interested in Director work over time. I have to work for another 15 years before I retire, minimum, so who knows what will happen in five years or ten years? My career plan is to continue to learn as much as I can about my profession. I want to stay engaged and interested. I want to contribute to the "bigger picture." It's entirely possible that I will reach a point where the things that engage and interest me most are the bigger picture.
For now, I'm all about patron service and creating a positive working environment for my co-workers on a departmental level.
But hey - calling all great, passionate Library Directors! I want to work for you!