Many Lives of Engineers
At its heart, music, like engineering, is about the raw act of creation. While the ‘design methodology’ is very similar between the two, the thing that I love most about music is the fluidity of its physics: time, space, frequency, timbre. The rules you are typically bound to in the engineering world fall away, and you’re free to bend reality as a new lever of conception.
I was a fan of ice hockey for many years, and what I always admired about it was that it demands an extremely high level of skill to play at all, let alone play well. I love ice hockey for the same reason I love engineering: it's a challenge.
Art and science are often seen as very separate fields. However, I have found the two to be quite complementary. Engineering teaches a lot technical skill as well as an understanding of what is physically possible, while art provides a less structured, creative means to test these abilities.