Any labels you use to define yourself can become constrictions in the future.
The problem with defining ourselves by something impermanent, like current circumstances, is that once we are no longer in those circumstances, the label stays, even though it no longer fits.
We most notice the constriction of our past self-definitions when we feel called to grow into the next version of ourselves.
Some examples of these labels and identities are: being poor, drinking, smoking, being an underachiever, procrastinator, perfectionist, a victim, misfit, and so on.
Here are some things to reflect on: