This past week, I was conversing with a senior friend (not a colleague) of mine and in his text, he sent me something which suggested that he could help me out with making my resume, with his texts being in quite a zealous mood.
I replied with the following (with a little tone of hesitation):
"Actually I'm preparing myself for an exam before I start working on my resume. Thanks for offering me to help though :) "
.. Right after I sent the text, I realized my text feels a little cold cause I didn't reciprocate the good vibe. The first line feels a little meek or something just doesn't feel right. How may I change the wording to make it sound better? Any better alternative way to convey the same thing with a little more energy? I think that adding a "well" before "actually" does make it better(makes it a little more polite), but it still steals the enthusiasm from his comment.