Curious to hear how others have dealt with changes in circumstances and adapting plans around this, as we have just done - see below. This past 12 months has been a big one for many reasons (engaged, planning wedding, planning kids etc) which has required our plans to become slightly more flexible. Our plan to purchase around MGE in Brisbane has been shelved and instead we allocated the equity to the purchase of shares. This required us taking on less debt, nil risk of additional vacancies which my partner thought might make her uncomfortable given our potential change in circumstances. I struggled with this as my mindset was set to our long term plan of a property a year on average and the performance of MGE also played on my mind which we have no exposure to. This all got me thinking about the pros and cons of changing things up. The loss of focus could definitely hurt the long term goal of financial independence, especially not knowing, or having a set date/time when our focus will return to acquiring more property. It also made me realise that my want to acquire that property an stay on track was almost unhealthy. I shouldn't be that distressed as we have acquired a solid asset and our repayments have actually reduced even with the further lending due to getting a better rate on existing lending.