Katie Holmes in MORE Magazine Credit: ©Jan Welters/MORE Magazine

Katie Holmes has spent the past three-plus years since announcing her divorce from Tom Cruise raising her daughter, Suri, and working on her career. In More magazine’s February issue, Holmes opened up about her new life and future plans.

“You’ve got to keep going,” she told the mag. “In every part of your life. Focus on the positive. Stay creative. Go to things that interest you. Do work that’s fulfilling. Challenge yourself. What’s amazing about the human spirit, there are so many people doing inspiring things. If you focus on that, it makes your life richer.”

The Ray Donovan actress has been branching out professionally, playing a bipolar character in 2015’s Touched With Fire and portraying Jackie Kennedy for a second time in The Kennedys: After Camelot.

“I feel more creative,” she admitted. “I feel ready … When I was a young actor, things happened quickly. My second job was Dawson’s Creek, and suddenly I was known. I was 18 years old; I had no life experience. 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.”

As for her personal life, Holmes, 37, admits she’s not quite as advanced. The single mother, who has been in an on-off romance with Jamie Foxx for years, has kept her dating life completely private since she split from Cruise.

“That’s not something I want to answer … [I don’t] have a five or 10-year plan,” she said of dating. “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!”

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