This. Thank you.
I’m making a similar transition at the moment. My undergrad is History or Religion, and I’ve also been a physical theatre actor. I’m finding more and more that writing good (Ruby) code is *exactly* like writing a good paper, or even constructing a good piece of theatre.
I’d never put into words like this though, and I’ve just had one of the moments where you encounter a portrait on the web that turns out to be of yourself, even though you never knew it existed before.