Most of us don’t have conscious end-goals for our lives.  We don’t have principles that we can state.  We don’t know ourselves all that well.  Sometimes we think we have these things and we don’t:  the things we deeply, truly believe in are often beyond our grasp.

So maybe starting off with long-term planning as a writer with “Where do you see yourself in five years?” is maybe not the best approach, because it presupposes that you know those things.

What then?

“I don’t know who I am, but I know that whenever I hit an obstacle and deal with it successfully, I do it by X.” (Mine is, “I analyze it to death.”)

At least find the hammer you’re holding to which everything else looks like a nail, maybe.  Other people have a variety of tools in their toolbox…but maybe you have to start with just one.