A Milestone Birthday celebration in Toulouse – a time to reflect, an occasion to celebrate, or a time to dread, or even an occasion to ignore.

Milestone birthdays — from turning 21 to the big 50, 65 and beyond — hit some people very hard.

They can be days fraught with emotion, other people let them glide by without bemoaning the passage of time.

It’s a state-of-mind issue when people can view this as a choice in how they look at it, some can look forward, some look, backwards and some just live for the moment.

What’s healthy to ignore, are the negative aspects of these milestones: This means I’m old and decrepit. It’s all downhill from here.

For many people, birthdays, especially the big ones, make them think about how their life is progressing — or not going as well as they hoped. They can be wake-up calls to improve on health or ditch bad habits.

Sometimes we get so busy we don’t stop to think about what we want out of life and some people spend time re-examining their life goals.

People can ask themselves:

What do I want to do with the years I have left?

What do I want to do with my career?

Is there something I want to do in my life that I haven’t done yet?

Regardless of the birthday, it’s a time to celebrate accomplishments, friends and family – and that is exactly what Susan did.

It can be also be a time to hit the bucket list.

After listening to Susan talk about what she did for her milestone birthday celebration, test your comprehension with this quiz.

Milestone Birthday Vocabulary Quiz

After listening to the podcast "Celebrating a Milestone birthday" try this quiz to check your understanding of vocabulary and meaning.

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