However after studying the job market around me I soon realised that React is not too popular here and PHP is, in particular Laravel, so I have been considering learning PHP and Laravel, in fact I actually have started and built a few small projects.
Do what YOU Want
My advice to anybody else who finds themselves in a similar situation is to do what you want and are excited about. The way I see it is, yeah I may well land a job quicker in PHP, but if I'm not really keen on it then I will probably hate my job, so what' the point?
I believe in JS and in React and slowly see them filtering down into more rural areas, so I think getting ahead of the curve with them will stand me in good stead in the future.
On the Horizon
Other than that I have heard good things about TypeScript and I still find myself somewhat drawn to Go, so in my free time I am going to start looking at those and see how I get on with them. Most of all though I'm just happy that I have made a decision regarding PHP, feel good about all of this again and am excited to open the lid on my ThinkPad every day.