That didn't diminish my anxiety. Because these people love me, I couldn't help worrying that my stories might disappoint them somehow. I know how silly that sounds, but there's no accounting for self-doubt. I've heard tell of famous writers feeling exactly the same way.
If you're a published author and you have the opportunity to go back to your roots, back to where you were born, to the place that best defines you... go. It's just one more amazing experience to add to the vault.