(From left) Autum Wood and Christa Davis pose outside their store in Boiling Springs.

When Christa Davis’ mother passed away four year ago, she began thinking about what she wanted her future to look like. Having spent nearly four years in retail, she took a leap of faith and opened her own clothing boutique, Glow Clothing Co., on 131 E. College Ave. in Boiling Springs in September.

“I’ve always wanted to open my own thing,” said Davis. “When my mom passed, it made me realize life is so short, and I wanted to do something I wanted to do.”

Her idea was also sparked by a career change when she started working at Maurice’s, a company that is knowing for carrying regular and plus size clothing. She runs the business along with her sister, Autum Wood, a Realtor in South Carolina.