Today, in Sacrament meeting, and again while Home Teaching, the subject of General Conference came up. This struck me as odd at first, since General Conference is in April, and it's still Febrary. But the more I thought about it, the more sense it made to bring Conference up now. There are only a few days of Febrary left, and Conference is always early in April, so, from a certain perspective, Conference is only a month and a few days away, making now a good time to start preparing for Conference.
It's time to start thinking about questions and studying gospel topics that interest us that the General Authorities might shed some additional light on, if we're paying attention. It's time to get ourselves attuned to the Spirit so He can inspire us to pick up on the messages the Lord wants us to hear. It's time to review the messages in the last General Conference to how they'll relate to the messages of next Conference, because the next General Conference is coming up faster than I had realized. We need to make sure we're prepared.