I plan to extend my Nikkor lens collection by purchasing the AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens from Nikon. I feel that I am already limited by the photos that I can take with the Nikkor 35mm f1.8 lens that I own. I would really be interested in reading your views and comments on this standard tele zoom lens.
You have only had your 35m F1.8 for a very short while and you are already finding its limits, wow you work fast. You could do the whole course with your camera and lens. Naturally you are limited to a fixed focal lenght but I'd say you are far from limited to its scope. I'd give yourself time to develop as a photographer, get to understand where your photographic passion is taking you before buying any more equipement. Why do you think it is limiting, can you give us examples?
I made the mistake of buying cameras and lenses and trying to fit my photography around them rather than the other way around. I wasted a lot of money and rather than owning four camera bodies and ten lenses I now have two cameras (one a compact) and four lenses ranging from 12mm to 200mm or 400mm with a 2x TC.
Looking back I should have stayed with my 18-55mm kit lens for longer than I did and my Sony A230 camera and got to know them and how to use them better. But I changed each time Sony introduced a new camera or a read a review or article on a particular field of photography. It took a while for me to learn that lesson and I only did so when I decided to move to full frame only and after taking a hard long look at where my photography was going.
From what you have told use you are only starting out on your photographic journey, let your creative imgination guide you and take your time. If you are hell bent on getting a 70-300mm lens you cannot do wrong that get Nikon's but also take a look at third party too as they are cheaper. You might also like to consider third party lenses from Tamron and Sigma in the 70-200mm F2.8, they might not be that more expensive than your Nikon 70-300mm.