When asked about dating, Holmes says, "That's not something I want to answer."
"[I don't] have a five or 10-year plan," she reveals. "I feel like I'm still a teenager in a lot of ways. I do a lot of things I did then. I paint, I color. I cook sometimes. I still feel like a girl. I don't quite feel like a woman, maybe because I'm the baby of my family. I'll probably be 90 and feel like, 'Not a woman yet!' Ha!"
"What's amazing about the human spirit, there are so many people doing inspiring things," she continues. "If you focus on that, it makes your life richer."
Holmes says that she feels like she's grown a lot since her days as a teen actress, starring as the beloved Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek.
"I feel more creative. I feel ready," she admits while chatting about her newest role as Rita Carmichael in the upcoming drama film, All We Had. "I had no life experience [at the time]. I felt, 'I don't have anything to bring. I don't know what it's like to be, say, really angry. I'm doing the best I can.'"
"But with age I've gained confidence," she adds. "I understand the kind of stories I want to tell. I have more experience in the business. I feel more certain."
Not only is Holmes starring in All We Had -- an adaptation of Annie Weatherwax's novel of the same name -- but she's also making her feature directorial debut.
"[It] was like a marathon, but I didn't have time to second-guess myself," she explains of what it was like working both in front of and behind the camera. "And it wasn't going to do anyone any good if I did. I stay calm. 'Oh, we only have one camera today? I thought we had two. OK, adjust.'"
"It's similar to, 'We have no food at home, and you have to eat something soon. I have crackers in the bottom of my purse -- that'll buy me 20 minutes,'" she jokes. "You keep going, no matter what."
Last November, Holmes also opened up to Ocean Drive magazine, where she revealed that she has no regrets.