I sideline with my friend Mr Erwin here.... Don't do it!
Nikon D70 is good or a Canon 300D is also worth a look into if you decide to upgrade. (But if you want to keep your current lenses then go with the Nikon.)
Take lots of pictures, practice... Ask for advice on here, there are plenty of people who are willing to help and we all like to help out new photographers.
Seems so you have a knowledge of photography, then I'm sure you will do fine here. Most photography aspects apply here. But they can be very picky as to what they accept, so watch out for that!
That is my best advice Faith.
Cheers and good luck,