This question is asked a lot when you are on a job interview. I have been thinking and dreaming about it, what I want to have and what I want to do. Every time I used to think that it’s best to answer something like “In 5 years I will be a manager, I will have a big house, a dog, and an expensive car”.
I can definitely say now how stupid I was!
We live not once, we live every day. Everything can change in one moment. You can only control yourself, not your circumstances.
Is it your life’s purpose to have all of these things? I think the right answer, at least for me, is to have balance in your life, live the life you love, and have a job that you are passionate about.
Where will you be in 5 years? This question assumes that you have plans and goals. In my opinion, the person who asked you this wants to know how strong you are and wants to see that you are a purposeful person who has goals in life, who has reasons to get up in the morning, who loves their job, and knows exactly what they want from life.
The main point is to be happy now and in 5 years. To be happy and healthy, to live a life that you love and do what you love. Do your best. That is all that matters.