I started with a nice rating gain in January that got me to 1962. 2000 seemed tantalizingly close.
But things turned out otherwise!
I was around 1950 by the US Open in August. Since then, despite the fact that I have lost only one game to a player rated below me, my rating has plummeted to 1878!
Paying too much attention to rating is a fruitless endeavor.
One's emphasis should be on being a better player. But that is easier said than done. Improving a rating class as an adult is not a easy task at all.